{Top Ten Tuesday} Books I’d Mash Together

Posted August 7, 2018 by Leah in Memes & Features, Top 10 Tuesday / 9 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

I’ve often wondered what it would be like if certain authors who are known for their singular works got together and created a book. This post let me dream about just that. Thinking of books/author duos and trios I’d mash together to create a new book was so fun. In the end, this turned into more of my fantasy dream team author collaborations. I felt a little like Dr. Frankenstein. So, step into my lab and let’s explore my bookish creations.

A Crown of Stardust/ Roshani Chokshi and Neil Gaiman

I think these authors would create a beautiful novel if they ever collaborated. I picked these two books because they both feature quests, unexpected love, and self discovery.


Wild Beauty That Split the World/ Anna-Marie McLemore and Emily Henry

The book of Anna-Marie and Emily’s imaginations would be a magical feast!


The Names They Gave Everything, Everything/ Emery Lord and Nicola Yoon

While looking through my bookshelf, I spotted these two books close together. Upon further thought, it would be a great mashup of two authors who I feel have authentic voices and compelling stories.


This Savage Dreamer/ Victoria Schwab and Laini Taylor

Please, someone get this collaboration/mashup to happen. I think these authors would create an explosive book with dynamic characters, darkly beautiful and lyrical writing.


Nevernight of Crows/ Jay Kristoff and Leigh Bardugo

Can you imagine what the creation of these two books and authors’ mashup would be like? Stabby, gritty, and glorious!


Which novels would you mash together? Do you have any fantasy dream team authors?




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9 responses to “{Top Ten Tuesday} Books I’d Mash Together

  1. Dr. Frankenstein. what a pretty lab you have!
    I’m intrigued by the Kristoff / Bardugo, would be quite stabby indeed,
    and Schwab + Taylor,
    to be honest I was disappointed after the beautiful first half of Strange the Dreamer, esp at the introduction of powerful god-like characters suffering with boring teenage angst, not cool. Schwab would’ve encouraged Taylor to make them as interesting as Lazlo, Kell and Lila (I’ve not read Savage Song yet)
    Here’s my TTT post.

  2. Sammie

    Muahaha, glad I’m not the only one who felt like Frankenstein! xD You had some really good choices for mash-ups! I love the Crown of Stardust idea and Nevernight of Crows. I don’t think I thought of any of the ones on your list, but gosh, they’re good choices.

  3. Nathan

    I loved your mashups. Some like A Crown of Stardust or Nevernight of Crows I may actually read if they existed. This post put a smile on my face.

    • Leah

      Thanks! I had so much fun thinking of combinations; Crown of Stardust is my favorite and the one people like the most, followed by Nevernight of Crows.

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